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1967 Gibson ES-335 TDC

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Serial #: 898306, stamped on peghead

Body size at lower bout: 16". Scale length: 24 1/2" Nut Width: 1 9/16"

Finish: Original walnut finish, nitrocellulose type

Materials: Solid Honduras mahogany neck; arched maple top back, and sides; solid Brazilian rosewood fingerboard.

Hardware: Original chrome hardware includes twin Patent Sticker pickups with original covers and electronics, ABR-1 Tuneomatic bridge with nylon saddles and retaining wire, beveled b/w/b/w/b pickguard with support bracket, Bigsby Vibrola tailpiece, 3 way selector switch, black reflector cap volume and tone knobs, nickel Kluson Deluxe tuners with double ring tulip pegs, 'Custom' truss rod cover.

Notes: If you've always coveted the nice deep neck of the original late 50's ES-335s, but balked at their $30K plus price tags, this unique guitar can get you that fine full feel, at a fraction of the price.

Introduced in 1958, the ES-335TD ("Thin Double-pickup") cemented Gibson's reputation for cutting-edge innovation combined with classic traditional design. The thin body was easier for players to hold, the inner block enhanced sustain and reduced feedback, and the new PAF humbucking pickups set a new standard for quiet operation, high output, and sweet, fat tone. Small wonder that the 335 became an instant classic, and has remained one of the world's most popular electric guitars to this day.

The rare dark walnut sunburst finish shows the slab cut maple body to great advantage, and contrasts elegantly with the jet-black pickguard and black control knobs. The instrument has been very well cared for, and is remarkably free of pick, buckle, thumb or fingerboard wear. The finish is all original, and is absent the usual finish checking seen in most examples of this vintage.

The neck is particularly notable, as it was carved with a full C profile more typical of Gibsons of the late '50's, measuring over .90 in depth at the first fret and a full 1.11 at the 12th, which may account for the guitar's Custom designation. The original frets are the classic mid 60's medium-jumbos, famously easy to play. The body and neck are well balanced, and the instrument sits comfortably on the lap or the shoulder. The patent-number pickups are all original, and produce a smooth, high output signal with lots of snap and sustain. The Bigsby Vibrola is factory installed, and rockabilly ready, and the guitar comes complete with its original fleece lined Bobby Lee 'No-Mishap' guitar strap.

A versatile and highly playable example of one of the most desirable electric guitars of all time. One only: call now.

Setup: Trussrod tension and neck relief adjusted; bridge height adjusted; bridge compensation set; bridge wheels and tuners lubricated; fingerboard and bridge oiled; body and neck cleaned and hand polished.

Case: Original black Gibson deluxe burgundy plush lined hardshell case.



























































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